WASHINGTON, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs is accepting nominations beginning today for the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. The medal is awarded by the President to public safety officers cited by the Attorney General who have exhibited exceptional courage in protecting and saving lives.
The 2012–2013 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor nomination period opens May 31, 2013.
Online Form at https://www.bja.gov/programs/medalofvalor/
May 31, 2013 to July 31, 2013
Acts of Valor performed from June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013 by public safety officers nominated by the chief executive of their employing agencies.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. For more information about OJP, please visit: www.ojp.gov.
SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs